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Phillies hire Kapler to be new manager

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    Los Angeles Dodgers coach Gabe Kapler stands in the dugout before a spring training game in 2011. Kapler will be hired to manage the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a person familiar with the decision.

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former major league outfielder Gabe Kapler to be their manager.

The team announced the move today. Kapler has served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2014. The Dodgers trail the Houston Astros 3-2 in the World Series. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old Kapler replaces Pete Mackanin, who moved into a front-office position.

Kapler batted .268 with 82 homers and 386 RBIs over 12 seasons with six teams between 1998-2010. He had no previous ties to the Phillies.

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